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Evan A. Chriss

Evan Alevizatos Chriss, a retired attorney and law firm founder, died of heart failure during a collapse while exercising Monday at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. The former Ruxton resident was 93. Born Evangelos Christ Alevizatos in Baltimore and raised in Waverly, he was the son of Christ E. Alevizatos and Chrissie Joannides, who were the founders of the old Mount Vernon restaurant in the 900 block of N. Charles St. He worked behind its cash register counter while he was a student. "I took cash, mixed drinks, made sandwiches, dipped ice cream," he said in a 1984 Sun article. Mr. Chriss, a 1938 City College graduate, earned a bachelor's degree in commerce at...